Sidalcea neomexicana

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Sidalcea neomexicana
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Genus: Sidalcea
Species: S. neomexicana
Binomial name
Sidalcea neomexicana

Sidalcea neomexicana is a species of flowering plant in the mallow family known by the common names salt spring checkerbloom,[1] Rocky Mountain checker-mallow, and New Mexico checker.


The plant is native to the Western United States and northern Mexico. It can be found in a diverse number of habitat types, including chaparral and coastal sage scrub, Yellow Pine Forest and riparian zones, Creosote bush scrub, and alkali flats and other salty substrates. [2]


Sidalcea neomexicana is a perennial herb growing from a cluster of fleshy roots, the mostly hairless stem growing 20 to 90 centimeters tall. [3]

The fleshy leaves are sometimes divided shallowly to deeply into lobes.

The inflorescence is a loose cluster of flowers with pink petals up to 2 centimeters long.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Sidalcea neomexicana". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 12 November 2015. 
  2. ^ Calflora
  3. ^ a b Jepson

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